Hey Mama. This is Mama’s Daily Dose. I’m Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com. Mamas Daily Dose is… “normalize doing nothing when someone else is responsible for your kids.” Let’s get moving before we get interrupted.
Yesterday, I talked about a babysitter as an investment, and being able to use that time for whatever it is that you want to do. But I think a big part about a babysitter, too, is normalizing doing absolutely nothing when someone else is responsible for your kids.
I know personally, if I have time away from my kids, and someone else is watching them, I feel like I just need to get crap done, I need to catch up on the laundry, I got to get all the dishes done, I need to clean the kitchen, I need to do this podcast, whatever it is, or I need to, you know, go on a romantic date night with my husband and we need to make it worth it. Because you know, we have just these two hours to ourselves, when in reality, I mean, those things are nice, and they’re definitely needed at times.
But it’s also needed to just sit there and do nothing, to just recharge. Just because you get this time away from your children doesn’t mean that you have to be the most productive and you have to “make it worth it.” You need to do what you need in that time. And sometimes that is just sitting there.
There have been times when the babysitter’s come and I just sat in the chair for 10 to 15 minutes and just zoned out. And that was some of the best times I’ve ever had when the babysitter is watching the kids. So, next time someone’s responsible for your kids. Don’t feel like you have to do anything. Do what works for you.
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